On the 7th of September Széchenyi István University’s Doctoral Program in Management started it’s new semester with the yearly organized SzEM-Jam workshop, which was held this year in the House of Wisdom which is located in Budapest’s Castle District. Students, lecturers and invited guests participated on the event together and several editors of highly ranked international journals were invited to act as reviewers and share their thoughts and experiences about publishing in international journals.



Professor Gyula Vastag opens the SzEM-Jam Workshop

During the semester opening workshop first Prof. Peter Kelle the North-American Editor of the International Journal of Production Economics shared his thoughts and experiences during his presentation about Reviewers and Editors. After that Prof. Carmela Di Mauro the Associate Editor of Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management talked about her experiences regarding the publication process and delivered a presentation about useful tips for the students to succeed in a PhD program.

Professor Peter Kelle presents about “Reviewers and Editors: Friends or Enemies?”

Professor Carmela Di Mauro presents about “Tips to succeed in a PhD program”

After a short break the presentations continued with Prof. Keong Leong from California State University who has over 30 years of experience in writing high quality articles for major journals. He delivered a very important presentation for the students about how to avoid mistakes during the publication process. Later Prof. Frank Füredi from the University of Kent presented for the doctoral students about how to be proactive and successfull with their publications even at the earlier stages of their studies.

Professor Frank Füredi presents about “successful PhD research”

Professor Keong Leong presents about “Avoiding major pitfalls”

After the presentations the students were splitted into smaller groups where they had the opportunity to present about their research interest, latest findings and submitted articles, than they received feedback from the reviewer committees regarding their presentation and earlier submitted research proposals for the benefit of their future publication efforts. Each committee consisted of four members led by one of the highly experienced professors who were presenting for the students before.

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